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Judge refuses to let Apple add Samsung Galaxy S4 to patent trial sequel

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Judge refuses to let Apple add Samsung Galaxy S4 to patent trial sequel
He might not be as well known by our readers as Judge Lucy Koh is, but we have over the years spent some ink on Magistrate Judge Paul S.Grewal. Judge Grewal made a decision on Wednesday that disallows Apple from including the relatively new Samsung Galaxy S4 from the next Apple-Samsung patent trial due to begin early next year.

Judge Grewal was a little snarky in his comments to both firms, but directed most of the edge in his comments toward Apple. Adding another device to the case would tax the court's time and would take away access to the legal system for others who need legal recourse, according to the judge. If you think that Judge Grewal is showing no patience for the inevitable drama that occurs when these two rivals appear together in a courtroom, you might want to look back at Judge Koh's occasionally harsh tone toward attorney's of both firms during last year's case.

"Adding another product to the case is a tax on the court’s resources. Each time these parties appear in the courtroom, they consume considerable amounts of the court’s time and energy, which takes time way from other parties who also require and are entitled to the court’s attention."-Judge Paul S. Grewal

Meanwhile, Apple attorney Josh Krevitt threatened that excluding the Samsung Galaxy S4 from the suit would require Apple to file a new lawsuit because the Samsung devices covered in the second trial will be out of date once the trial starts next year.

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source: Bloomberg

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posted on 27 Jun 2013, 01:58 23

1. android_hitman (Posts: 587; Member since: 07 Jul 2010)


OMG Apple .. are you that desperate?

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 02:53 10

8. abcdefgh (banned) (Posts: 471; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


they cannot withstand the burn that sammy grew that large

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 04:32 3

14. ghaniosman (Posts: 64; Member since: 06 Jun 2013)


Everyone to apple : IN UR FACE!!!!

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 12:15

22. donfem (Posts: 481; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


Obviously

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 02:02 1

2. ihatesmartphone (unregistered)


This thing keep annoying ME!!
Please stop, just settle it in a good way :)

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 02:05 11

3. Izoe (Posts: 95; Member since: 02 Sep 2010)


If Apple knows the devices are out of date, then whats the point of the lawsuit?

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 02:05 12

4. GeekMovement (Posts: 1497; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


Apple is very desperate. It's going to add the Note III whether the court likes it or not.

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 12:15

23. donfem (Posts: 481; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


Expectedly

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 02:14 14

5. abcdefgh (banned) (Posts: 471; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


even judge is fed up of these troll companies

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 02:35 9

6. DarkShadow (Posts: 51; Member since: 01 Feb 2013)


apple suck Big time ...well their are cry baby!!!

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 02:40 1

7. mi55u (unregistered)


why phonearena keep on posting this lawsuit advertisement recently?

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 03:31 3

11. joey_sfb (Posts: 1989; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


well the website is call phone arena right? lol

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 02:59 1

9. _Bone_ (Posts: 2068; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Everybody gets inspiration from everybody, see iOS7 (or um, iPod that's a 100% design ripoff). So it's time to ged rid of the ridiculous patents and fine for the obvious was, say a $100M for the iPhone lokking Sammy's and that's it. It's all getting boring anyway.

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 03:24 3

10. Loubielou (Posts: 174; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


Apple are acting like babies,if they like courts,go an watch Tennis at Wimbledon there loads of Courts there!.but don"t get upset set when you Juice as that all you do wasteing money in Courts

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 03:37 4

12. ianbbaa (Posts: 194; Member since: 20 Mar 2013)


Thief is screaming - "Catch the thief"!!!

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 04:29 4

13. kabhijeet.16 (Posts: 563; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


Apple is pathetic. Its only suing Samsung coz it knows it is the only major competitor eating its market share & only samsung has been responsible for downfall of Apple in recent past. If Apple really wanted to drag a party in court for copying, why apple didnt sue Sony for creating new xperia devices which have glass on both sides.? Why didnt sue HTC for the same reason?
Apple was Samsung's biggest customer buying displays, microchips, etc. Apple had no problem with samsung when it launched Smartphones. Only when it started dominating, Apple had problems. I'm sure if HTC/Sony start dominating in market eating Apple's share, it will sue them as well. LOL... Get Well Soon Apple.. :-P.!!!!!!!!!

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 05:42 3

15. piyath (Posts: 150; Member since: 23 Mar 2012)


BURN APPLE BURN!!! Apple is the biggest patent troll in the smartphone history...!!! sins will come chasing apple, biting it's ass.

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 07:12 1

16. darkkjedii (Posts: 9349; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Heck there's so many variants of the s4, that adding it would take like 69 phones off the market.

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 07:14

17. darkkjedii (Posts: 9349; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I'm simply loving the new site redesign PA.

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 08:18 1

18. lpratas (Posts: 86; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


Samsung Galaxy S4 has not nothing that it is similar or it seems like Iphone or ios. I don't understand the stupidity of Apple to ad galaxy S4 to their lawsuit against Samung. It's for to implicate with Samsung one more time. Apple, why you don't go to bother the devil? Apple go to hell!! And they only implicate with Samsung!!

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 08:23 2

19. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 5664; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


I love this new judge. Stop acting so desperate Apple. Learn too compete you BIG BABY.

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 09:09

20. Googler (Posts: 813; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)


It would be one thing if these companies were struggling and needed a court win to survive but neither of them are anywhere close to being strapped for cash these days. Both parties need to grow up and let us, the consumers decide what we want to buy, not the courts.

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 09:13 2

21. DeathR34PER (Posts: 18; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


What a complete waste of time for Apple to do this... There's no freaking point when Apple already has added way more devices than Samsung and is attempting to stop Samsung's sales and letting the consumers to have the iOS stuff over Samsung Android...

posted on 28 Jun 2013, 05:29

24. Sondae (Posts: 181; Member since: 02 Jan 2013)


Apple getting desperate againts samsung...

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